Zettel’z 5 pendant light:
Contemporary German lighting designer Ingo Maurer calls his Zettel'z a blend of art, sculpture and light. Very true. From the moment I first saw this light a few years ago (it was designed in 1997), I was smitten. The light is composed of 80 sheets of Japanese notepaper— 31 pre-printed with Maurer’s doodles and 49 blank sheets for your own designs and reflections. The paper is then clipped to stainless steel wire cables and shade the light heat-resistant, frosted glass bulb.
The Price? Design Within Reach sells it for a hefty $1,165 but if you search around you can find it for hundreds less— Europe by Net has it for only less than $700.